Over the last few years, we’ve spent a lot of time planning for Osler’s future. Not only have we developed new Strategic and Clinical Priorities Plans to guide how we will deliver health care programs and services in the community, we have also given careful thought to where this care will be provided.
We have made tremendous progress in setting the stage for the revitalization and expansion of our hospitals and now we’re ready to celebrate one of the biggest milestones to date.
Construction on the new Peel Memorial Centre for Integrated Health and Wellness is set to begin this summer! This achievement was made possible by the extraordinary support of the community, a strong commitment from our government and municipal partners and the dedication of Osler’s staff, physicians and volunteers.
You are invited to be part of this momentous event in Peel Memorial’s redevelopment journey. On Wednesday, June 25 we will be hosting a special public event to celebrate our progress on the site of the new Peel Memorial. We expect a number of dignitaries, as well as government officials and community members to attend the event.
We will recognize Osler’s achievements and accomplishments from the past year as part of our Annual General Meeting, celebrate the progress made in revitalizing the new Peel Memorial, and recognize the vision and support of a community that helped to bring a second state-of-the-art hospital to Brampton and the surrounding area.
We are also looking forward to hosting a small Health and Wellness Fair during the event. Staff from across the organization will be manning booths to help raise awareness of some of the programs and services offered at Peel Memorial. Stop by the Diabetes Education booth to try a healthy smoothie, test your balance with Wii Fit at the Physiotherapy booth and get your blood pressure checked by Osler’s Geriatric Outreach team!
We’re also moving full steam ahead on our plans to renovate and expand Etobicoke General Hospital. It was a full house at last week’s Town Hall meeting where staff, physicians and volunteers learned more about the projects currently underway and work that will be undertaken over the next 12 to 24 months to prepare Etobicoke General for the addition of the new four-storey wing and the eventual full-scale redevelopment of the site.
Our plans for the future are ambitious and I have no doubt that with the continued support of our Osler family, community and government partners, we will be celebrating many more milestones in the years ahead.